You have decided to hire Rick for representation for a traffic ticket. You have signed the required agreement form and paid the retainer fee for Rick to represent you court. What happens next?
Once Rick is hired for a traffic ticket, we send documents to the court notifying the court that Rick will be representing you on your behalf in court. The court has 120 days to hold a hearing for the traffic infraction. Rick will go on your behalf so you don’t have to miss any of your own obligations. When Rick appears for you there is a chance that he will need to ask for a continuance. So what exactly is a continuance?
A continuance is a motion in court that is requesting that a new court hearing date be set. Continuances happen everyday and have no negative impact on the outcome of your case. There are multiple reasons why a motion to continue is filed. One example of why a motion to continue is filed is because of court calendar scheduling. Rick sometimes is scheduled for court in multiple court rooms. We will file a motion to continue to ask the court for a new court date. Sometimes, when Rick appears in court to fight your ticket, there might be witnesses present that might have an unfavorable impact on the resolution of your ticket. In this particular example, Rick would then file a motion to continue, which would allow the court to set a new court date.
How Many Times?
There is not a specific court rule that states that there is a limited amount of continuances that can be allowed for a case. However, depending on the court and the judge that is presiding, a motion to continue may only be allowed one time for a case. Each time a motion to continue is filed, a waiver of speeding hearing is required. This allows the court to reset the case to a new court date. The court then has a new 120 days to hold a hearing for the traffic infraction. The new court date will be placed on Rick’s calendar, and Rick will attend the hearing on your behalf. Once we have a verified confirmed outcome of your infraction, you will be notified by mail of the outcome.
Give us a Call
If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of receiving a traffic infraction, please don’t hesitate to give Rick a call. He is an experienced traffic attorney and has been handling traffic violation cases since 1992.
If you’ve just been pulled over and would like Rick to represent you - give us a call or send us an email, we’ll get right back to you.
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